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The Oak Tree (Quercus robur)

The Oak Tree (Quercus robur)

Leaves and buds of the Pedunculate Oak There are two native species of Oak growing in Britain – the Pedunculate (or English) Oak (Quercus robur- meaning strong, of the timber), and the Sessile Oak (Q. petraea – of the rocky places). These two species may be easily distinguished respectively by the presence or absence of acorn stalks. Curiously, the leaves behave in the opposite manner, with the Pedunculate Oak usually having no petioles, while the Sessile Oak has stalked leaves….

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